Psychopathology and economic status in mother-only and mother-father families.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

This paper reports evidence on the link between economic resources and psychiatric disorder in female-headed families with children. It has been assumed that a father's absence leads to augmented psychopathology in children and their mother through the disruption of roles, relationships, socialization and development. This study suggests that the absence of father/husband compounds the stress of family separation by diminishing household income, often to the point of poverty.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Swanson, JW; Holzer, CE; Canavan, MM; Adams, PL

Published Date

  • 1989

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 20 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 15 - 24

PubMed ID

  • 2766871

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0009-398X

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1007/BF00706954


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States